Adapting to Maine’s Multi-Phase Reopening

Restarting Main’s Economy:

Governor Mills recently released the multi-phase reopening for Maine as they continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our state (link above to find out more). While Real Estate is still considered an essential business, we are keeping these updated phases in mind as we progress through the next steps in restarting Maine.

Remote Features for Home Buyers

As we have mentioned in this blog, we are utilizing more and more tools for home buyers to continue to look at homes remotely. Video/Virtual Tours have especially been useful in this time to reduce contact for all parties involved, while still giving buyers the ability to have the feel of an in-person walk through. We have also created questions that help you and your real estate agent address concerns that might be hard to address while taking a virtual tour.

Safety While Home Selling

We have listed out a number of the ways that businesses in the Real Estate world are adapting to help home sellers as well. In addition, there is a COVID-19 addendum being utilized for the home purchasing process that help protect both buyers and sellers in case one or the other party becomes ill and/or must be in quarantine. The homes we have sold in the last month went from on-the-market to closing day with little to no outside visitors, keeping our sellers safe and less interrupted.

Future Plans for Real Estate

As of now, we are still not hosting open houses for the safety of both our sellers, buyers, and real estate agents. We are recommending that people utilize our remote features as much as possible when shopping for a home. As we continue to monitor the progress of restarting Maine’s economy and the pandemic, we will continue to change and adapt in the best way that matches the safety of our clients and agents.

While the way we do business has drastically changed, we continue to work for our Maine clients during this crisis.

You can always reach out to the experts at the Real Estate Store for more information on how real estate is adapting!

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My brother Jack and I co-own The Real Estate Store. I grew up and live in Scarborough, ME. I became a real estate broker in 2005, but Real Estate is a family business for us. We are second generation Real Estate Brokers. My experience working with apartments and with residential construction has given me insight into cost-aware construction and green construction and design.

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